- A mother’s stay in a healthcare facility following childbirth varies considerably, with many women leaving too soon to receive sufficient postnatal care.
- A woman born with an insensitivity to pain developed continuous buzzing sensations in her legs following childbirth: medical case history.
- In a revolutionary process, one woman was able to give birth to her son by way of a donated womb.
- Planned C-sections, in comparison to vaginal deliveries, are found to provide no additional benefits for twin childbirth, according to a recent study.
- Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler will return to Congress next week after giving birth to a baby who survived the usually fatal Potter's Syndrome.
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- US C-section rates have been steady for thee years, which is good news as natural births are safer and result in better health for the mother and baby in the long run.
- Reports from women and midwives confirm that orgasms during childbirth are real, but the numbers might be even higher than women are willing to admit.
- A preliminary study on the safety of the labor-inducing drug Pitocin for newborns suggests that artificial oxytocin may have unexpected side effects on babies' short-term health.
- There has been a lot of ink spent in recent weeks about many younger people delaying starting families. Research indicates that delay may have a positive health benefit, after all.
- A British woman is probably the envy of new mothers everywhere after revealing that her son was delivered after just a five-minute labor.
- Severe complications from childbirth, including heart attacks and strokes, have been rising in the United States, although they still remain rare overall.